Haute Couture is a French word for “high needle work”.
In France, the term “haute couture’ is protected by law and given for use only to individuals and design houses that meet requirements of the Chambre Syndicate de la Haute Couture.
It refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted fashions.
Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish. It is often time consuming and made by hand-executed techniques.